History of IdeasFrom Rakshini to RaakshsiniMonday, July 15, 2013 7:00 PMStudent Center MITLast week we started with a note of caution to ourselves that we have to be careful not to impose conclusions arrived by the European and North American scholars about the rise of patriarchy in Europe on the conditions of Hindustan in our study.There is a pressure, temptation and tendency to accept the conclusions about the European and North American situation and apply them to the conditions of... Topics: veda, patriarchy
History of IdeasRakshini to RaakshsiniMonday July 8, 2013 7:00PMWe will begin the discussion on the great and astonishing changes that have taken over the centuries on the position of women in South Asia. According to Rig Veda and some other texts woman is referred to as Raskhshini- one that protects. Later on she is referred to as Raakshsini-one that devours. How did this change come into being? A sea change took place between these two positions of women. How do the traditions in South Asia... Topics: patriarchy, veda
I wanted to share with everyone this zine that we wrote around sexism, patriarchy and masculinity. The zine is called 'The Struggle Within, Recognizing Patriarchy' and took us about 2 years to finished since the process ended up being longer than what we had thought (the whole process of changing and unlearning patriarchy is a life long one). The zine was mainly done by Adan, Tre and Luis, all contributors as well. We had our ups and downs along the way but in the end we learned a lot from this... Topics: femenism, patriarchy, men, sexism
In a patriarchal male-dominated society it is usually the man who exercises all power and it is under his guidance and directions that a woman is expected to act and follow. But today’s modern women as described by Shobha De in her novels, are well aware of the fact that it’s a man’s world and he is more powerful because he is mater since a long time. But they also knew that this powerful creature (man) has also a weakness and that is woman. Therefore, for their survival and making... Topics: Economic Dependence, Exquisiteness, Patriarchy
This time Nick is joined by Graham Bowman, who is performing in the comedy show ‘Patriarchy: Where Would We Be Without You?’ and is co-founder of Wise Women Will Save the World. He discusses the importance of addressing patriarchy and the role of art in bringing about social change. For more about the comedy show on patriarchy, you can see the blog post, Pozible campaign and Youtube channel for it. We also play some of Jess Ison’s talk from the Institute for Critical Animal Studies... Topics: patriarchy, sexism, feminism, queer, transphobia
‘The Lowland’ by Jhumpa Lahiri is a tale of two identical brothers Subhash and Udayan with different frames ofmind and a female protagonist Gouri with a mysterious attitude towards life. The consequences in the novel were thebackwash of Udayan’s involvement in the Naxalit movement. Udayan’s execution before his parents and a pregnant wifebrought a corollary change in Mitra family and an eclectic change in Gouri’s life making her gloomy and mysterious tounderstand by Subhash and Bela,... Topics: Psychology, Mystery, Patriarchy, Rebel, Sympathy
There have been varied and contrasting opinions of critics surrounding the female characters created by Salman Rushdie. The present paper attempts to show that women in East in Salman Rushdie’s East, West can actually be seen as wielding power in their own ways. The paper restricts the comparison of women in East, West to the female characters in Shame and tries to put forth the idea that female characters in this section of the book do show fortitude and patience in controlling men... Topics: Women, Power, Fortitude, Dominance, Patriarchy
The women’s movement of the 1960s saw the importance of the “images of women” shown in literature. Women fiction writers globally depicted the multiple issues such as “gender inequality”, “patriarchy” and “sexual objectification”. Besides emancipating women from the age-old shackles of society these writers strove to subvert the stereotypical roles and images of women. In this backdrop the paper aims to study the images of Muslim women framed by Islamic socio-cultural... Topics: Gender Inequality, Patriarchy, Sexual Objectification
Katie and Kathyn Joy are back with more feminist goodness. This episode is a continuation of their discussion from episode 95. On this episode they cover: sexism in comedy at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and beyond, the importance of consent and consent education, reflections on their own experiences with patriarchy and the power of speaking out about them, Twilight, 50 Shades of Grey and ICAS 2015. If you like what you hear, please support the show! Clips: Salt N Pepa ‘None... Topics: consent, feminism, comedy, sexism, patriarchy
Allan G. Johnson, sociologist and author of "The Gender Knot: Unraveling Our Patriarchal Legacy," interviwed on patriarchy, gender, privilege, and power. Excerpt from program # 360, May 20, 2002. Topics: patriarchy, gender, privilege, feminism, activism, racism, power
Sub-titled "a booklet for men against sexism," this is the second issue of an older zine focused on critical theory and personal reflections on male socialization, sexism, and the concept of manhood. It has writings from several different authors on this broad subject who share their thoughts on manhood, male violence against women, father-son relationships, everyday anti-sexism, and demands from women. Topics: zine, zines, sexism, patriarchy, masculinity, gender
The Bikecast is being rebooted. No bike this time, but with nearly *twice* the rambling, ranting, questioning and general stream of consciousness that you loved from the Bikecast. In this episode we talk about the patriarchy as the bedrock of hierarchy and societal oppression. It's more lighthearted than it sounds. At least a little bit. Topics: bikecast, jverse, patriarchy, bible, religion, politics
In this zine, the Philly Dudes Collectiveâan anti-sexist "men's group" that came out of the radical/anarchist and punk scenes in Philadelphiaâgives an overview of their work during the first year of their existence. It includes a sampling of posters they used to promote their events, workshops and discussions they led, panels they participated on, etc. They offer good outlines for hosting conversations on masculinity and patriarchy and men's roles in it. This is an excellent... Topics: zine, zines, gender, patriarchy, punk, sexism, masculinity
Kamala Das’s literary works revolved around the endless and hectic search of love. The deep frustration in the Kamala Das’s Poetry stemmed out from her early childhood due to the domineering patriarchy and then due to the fruitless sexual relationship with her husband as well as with other men. What distressed and made her feel isolated was that too often lust was substituted with love. She felt estranged from her husband due to his harsh treatment & domination.... Topics: Domineering, Feminine, Patriarchy, Poetic Persona, Suppress
This zine is an interview with author Silvia Federici who is well-known for her book "Caliban and the Witch: Women, the Body and Primitive Accumulation." The interview--which was conducted when her book was released in German in 2012--explores Federici's work and both introduces and expands on the concepts she presents in "Caliban and the Witch." The interview is a good introduction to her ideas and the relationship between the development of capitalism, patriarchy, the... Topics: zine, zines, patriarchy, feminism, history, witches, capitalism
Early women leaders, whose teaching and evangelizing was so foundational to the spread of Christianity were progressively forbidden to do either until, by the fifth century (with some notable exceptions), they were in the main silenced and excluded from church preaching and governance. And still today. Sadly, this early suppression came to be revered as "the continuous tradition of the Church" despite significant historical and archaeological evidence to the contrary. This... Topics: FutureChurch, Christianity, Catholicism, feminism, religion, history, patriarchy
A woman has to go through a life-and-death like situation in giving birth to a world that men would like to look after. But the processes centered on her seem blatantly biased in favor of men and undemocratic instead of being a blissful choice of equal sharing. This is true especially in matters of Khap where women are facing a number of social diktats in our customary society embedded in patriarchy. Khaps that mainly belong to states of Haryana, Rajasthan and Utter Pradesh, are originated... Topics: Khap, Diktat, Panchayat, Haryana, Women, Patriarchy, Gender
This zine is aimed towards men within the anarchist space to explain how patriarchy works and men's role in maintaining it, both within the anarchist space and in the larger world. There are essays explaining patriarchy, discussing gender, and sexism in the anarchist space. Along with this, there is a helpful list of terminology and definitions, tips for starting a group for men against sexism, and a detailed questionnaire designed to push men towards exploring how patriarchy manifests itself... Topics: zine, zines, patriarchy, sexism, anarchism, masculinity
This zine is a good, basic introduction to patriarchy and sexism and the role of men in perpetuating it. It works well as a means of starting conversations about the role of men in perpetuating and fighting patriarchy. There are definitions and exploration of patriarchy, reflections on men's anti-sexist discussion groups, reflections and discussion on the concept of masculinity, immediate step men can take to change, and a list of suggested readings. Topics: zine, zines, patriarchy, feminism, sexism, feminist, masculinity
In this study an investigation has been made to show how Rabindranath Tagore has represented the tradition of India and the dominance of patriarchy in his short story “Punishment”. The author does so smoothly through his depiction of the wretched condition of the women during pre-independent India. What is commonly found in the stories of Tagore is basically the life sketch of the common people and “Punishment” is not exceptional. However, unlike the novels and poetry where the plot... Topics: Tradition, Patriarchy, Pre-Independent, Margin, Identity
In this added perspective from The Pain of Patriarchy series, Gail shares his experience as a male. Topics: balance, church policy, equality, gender bias, gender roles, polygamy, ordinances, pain of...
The present paper entitled “Demystifying the feminine self.” attempts to redefine women empowerment by analyzing issues like gender disparity, violence against women, role of NGO‟s in empowering women and education as central to the empowerment process. Women empowerment is looked at as a process of which women gain greater control over material assets and intellectual resources, thereby challenging the ideology of patriarchy and gender based discrimination against women in all... Topics: Demystifying, patriarchy, hegemony, deconstruction, sensitize, cultural- shift, victim, victimizer,...
The Anarchist Library: Witch Hazel The Revolt of Adam Eve A Green Anarcha-Feminist Perspective a4 Topics: anarchist, patriarchy, feminist, patriarchal, women, men, effects, writings, feminism, civilization
Going back to the Bible and, above all, to the teaching of Jesus, Bishop Geoffrey Robinson presents an approach to sexual morality that is profound, compassionate, and people-centered. He stresses the priority of the hierarchy of holiness over the hierarchy of power and offers nothing less than a vision for a church of the third millennium. Bishop Geoffrey Robinson, who has degrees in philosophy, theology, and church law, was Auxiliary Bishop in the Archdiocese of Sydney from 1984 until his... Topics: FutureChurch, Catholicism, Hierarchary, Patriarchy, Religion, Sex and Power, Catholic Church
Said the Pot to the Kettle provides a basic introduction to feminist theory for anarchist men. This zine was written by a man and is targeted towards other men who sleep with women. It covers a wide-range of topics including patriarchy, gender identification, women-only and safe spaces, language and pronouns, sexual assault, powder dynamics, body image, and more. Obviously, the discussion to each of these points is relatively short, but itâs a very helpful zine. The author has two goals: 1) to... Topics: zine, zines, anarchist, anarchism, feminism, feminist, patriarchy, masculinity
Subtitled "How Gender Violence on the Left Enables State Violence in Radical Movements," this zine looks at how unchecked misogyny in political movements/groups/whatever you want to call it creates an environment that is ripe for the recruitment and deployment of informants. Misogynist behavior is disruptive and pushes women and queer folks out of spaces, while constantly dominating the agenda. Topics: zine, zines, repression, patriarchy, misogyny, the left, radicalism
Part 7 of a presentation given by Marti Kheel at the World Vegetarian Festival Weekend in San Francisco California on October 4, 2008. Sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (sfvs.org) and In Defense of Animals (idausa.org). This section covers: Dominance over meat is a symbol of masculinity, as is dominance of women. We need to challenge the idea of masculinity as defined in opposition to nature, women and animals, as part of a hierarchy above nature, women and animals. We need to... Topics: homosexuality, nick fides, patriarchy, marti, kheel, vegetarian, vegan, sfvs, san francisco, 2008,...
Part 5 of a presentation given by Marti Kheel at the World Vegetarian Festival Weekend in San Francisco California on October 4, 2008. Sponsored by the San Francisco Vegetarian Society (sfvs.org) and In Defense of Animals (idausa.org). This section covers: Some of the ironies in animal rights are born of the patriarchial idea that we must be above nature, superior to animals to resist meat, to use our dominion and rationality and superiority to give all forms of life “rights”. Rights do... Topics: patriarchy, marti, kheel, vegetarian, vegan, sfvs, san francisco, 2008, nature, ethics, philosophy
This week's show features a conversation Eddie Falcon. Eddie is a Chicano veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan wars who organizes withIraq Veterans Against The War performs revolutionary hip hop as Forty Thieves and is an anarchist. Over the hour, Eddie lays down his experiences and views of class, race, patriarchy and militarism. https://myspace.com/fortythievessf http://www.ivaw.org This show will stream at http://www.ashevillefm.org/the-final-straw from 3AM, August 19, 2013 for a week. This show... Topics: ashevillefm, kxcf, kwtf, ivaw, veteran, war, racism, class, patriarchy, assault, hip hop, militarism
The Patriarchal Family - Marriage and Patrilineage. Amanda, Alicia, and Meghan discuss the practice of naming children with the family name of their father, rather than their mother; plus the instutution of marriage. Topics: Patriarchy, Marriage, patrilineage, Amanda Chalmers, Alicia Costa, Meghan Murphy, The F Word,...
A sermon at the intersection of the War on Women and the killing of Trayvon Martin. March 25, 2012 at Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, First Service. Topics: Travon Martin, War on Women, Feminism, Patriarchy, Unitarian, UU, Unitarian Universalist, Sermon
A sermon on patriarchy, in response to the War on Women and the killing of Trayvon Martin. March 25, 2012 at Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church, second service. Topics: Travon Martin, War on Women, Feminism, Patriarchy, Unitarian, UU, Unitarian Universalist, Sermon
In part 1 of Episode 40 Bellamy and Rydra discuss the myth of progress in patriarchy relating to Claire Ettinger and a bunch of creepy old men, sex robots taking over, the end of net neutrality, Cecily McMillan and the problem with livestreaming, NYC bookfair, and anti-civ resistance in the form of super germs, Topics: cecilymcmillan, ftp, acab, claireettinger, sexrobots, netneutrality, nycbookfair, anarchist,...